NYSED has amended Hands-Only CPR requirement exemption for graduating seniors due to the COVID-19 Crisis.

NYSED Amends  Section 100.2(c)(11) of Commissioner's Regulations Hands-Only CPR requirement exemption for graduating seniors due to the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Section 100.2(c)(11) of Commissioner's Regulations requires that students are instructed in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) (at least once between the grades of 9-12) prior to graduation. As a result of COVID 19, some students may have been unable to complete required instruction in Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • The revised regulation provides that students scheduled to graduate during the 2019-2020 school year will be exempt from the requirement for the hands-only CPR and AED instruction outlined in the regulation if such opportunity was missed due to COVID-19 closures. 
  • See: June Board of Regents meeting, §100.2(c)(11) of the Regulations of the Commissioner and the following
  • For more information, contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at (518) 474-5922 or emscurric@nysed.gov.